Counseling

2nd Semester Schedule Adjustments

To request a schedule adjustment complete, print, and submit adjustment forms.  Collect all signatures and bring your document to the Counseling Office on the following days:

Tuesday, December 18th  (Resource Time - 7:55-9:25)
Wednesday, December 19th (Resource Time - 7:55- 9:25)
Thursday, December 20th (After Finals - 11:00 - 12:00)

All 2nd-semester schedule adjustments must be completed in the first 10 days of the semester.
   
Schedule Change Google Form



Career Counseling

Mission Statement

The Counseling Department of Ponderosa High School is dedicated to facilitating student growth by providing guidance in academic, social/emotional, and career development in order to allow EACH student to reach his or her full individual potential.


Click here to schedule an appoint with a counselor

Schedule adjustment forms will be available on this site starting Wednesday,  December 12.  You will be able to print the form, gather the appropriate signatures and bring it to the counseling office on the following days:

Tuesday, 12/18 during Resource
Wednesday, 12/19 during Resource
Thursday, 12/20 from 11am to 12pm



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The PHS counseling department hosted a series of presentations as follows:

Presentations from PostGraduate Night 9/20/18

Paying for College 101: Scholarships & Financial Aid
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Counseling Staff

Laurie PortmanLaurie Portman
Counselor A-D
laura.portman@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4103

Diane Guidroz-FredericksDiane Guidroz-Fredericks
Counselor E-Laq
dguidrozfredericks@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4017

Erin WilliamsErin Williams
Counselor Lar-Rd
erin.williams@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4018

PHSChristy Kidd
Department Chair/
Counselor Re-Z
christy.kidd@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4019

Misty MurphyMisty Murphy
Postgraduate Liaison
misty.murphy@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4105

Stephanie LudwickStephanie Ludwick
Administrative Asst. to Counseling
stephanie.ludwick@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4032
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